DRESS (SEE OTHER COLORS BELOW!) // SANDALS
Some things are just meant to be, you know? I bought this blue seersucker dress purely out of love for the open back with the bow tie -- you can see photos below! -- and only later realized it made the perfect July 4th outfit. Then we took photos in front of this beautiful downtown home/office and didn't even see the patriotic banner hanging from the porch until we edited the pictures at home. You're coming in clear, Universe. Consider my Independence Day outfit locked in haha!
Even though I don't own a lot of red, sometimes it's nice to have your outfit options and color palette limited to just a few choices like we do on America's birthday. You can do a lot of things with red, white, and blue. Clothes, shoes, bags, and don't forget makeup! I will most likely add a pop of red to this outfit with a bold red lipstick on July 4th. It will look bright, cheerful, and on theme! You can do something fun with your nails, too. It's the details we have the most fun with!
But if red IS your cup of tea, this same dress comes in red, too. Y'all, it fits great and is so super comfortable and light, perfect for a hot summer day. There aren't any zippers or buttons, just an elastic waist (hidden in the front) and the bow tie closure. It's a jim dandy.
There are SO many pretty dress options in red, white, and blue right now that are really affordable. Plus lots of retailers are currently running their summer sales so you can take even more off the price. I'm concentrating on dresses because they're so easy and all you need is the one piece to look on-theme and put together. Make it simple and focus your energy on the food, friends, family, and fun!
These are some of my very favorite July 4th-ready dresses!
This red faux wrap dress is so flattering on the figure, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The hook-and-eye closure on the neckline gives easy access for nursing moms. Wear it into fall with booties and a leather jacket. A great piece to add to your wardrobe!
RED FLORAL FAUX WRAP DRESS
The ruffles on this flutter dress give it a flirty vibe and the polka dots are so classic. The material is light and sits loosely on the body. If you don't like clingy clothes but still like a tailored look, this is a great option for you.
POLKA DOT FLUTTER DRESS
If you love boho style, this embroidered dress is calling your name. The silhouette, the embroidery, the Grecian color palette...all say low key casual chic. You can wear it minimally with a simple sandal, or go for a maximal effect with big earrings, gobs of bangles, or a colorful hair wrap or scarf. This one runs large so size down.
Somebody put me and this dress on a plane to Greece ASAP. This block print maxi dress just spells dreamy vacay to me. If you're attending or hosting a nicer July 4th party this dress would be great. The bold print means accessories should be kept minimal -- a simple hoop earring or delicate necklace would suffice.
Whoever designed this dress had America on their mind -- it comes in three colors. You guessed it: red, white, and blue. The eyelet fabric and bow detail at the waist make this one feminine and flattering. You can dress it up or down depending on the vibe of your celebration. I love how the model styled it with the straw hat -- this dress is perfect for daytime fun in the sun, be it shopping and strolling, barbecuing, or sightseeing.
EYELET DRESS (SEE ALL 3 COLORS)
Don't Forget The Flair!
Another idea: add a little flair to your 'fit with a patriotic headband or tiara. I always find the best party headwear in Target's dollar bin or on Amazon. This year we got red headbands that have big silver sparkly USA letters on top. The photo ops and Harlow's reaction alone will far exceed the money I spent on them!
HEADBAND PARTY PACK (6 included)
CAT EARS HEADBAND
HEADWEAR AND PARTY FAVOR PACK
PARTY HEADBANDS (6 INCLUDED)
So my Fourth of July outfit is finalized -- now I just need to make some fun plans haha! How are you celebrating this year?
Can't believe how fast this summer is flying by!